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SoftwareAs you surely know, the N8 is the world's first device powered with the new Symbian ^3. What is Symbian ^3? Basically, it is an EVOLUTION of S60 5th Edition (also referred to as Symbian ^1) towards Symbian ^4, or in other words an intermediate step between Symbian ^1 and Symbian ^4 allowing for smooth transition and providing developers with time needed to switch to Qt development.Symbian ^3 includes Qt support (preinstalled runtimes) but also still supports old S60 software and APIs, so - as mentioned - it is a bridge between the old and the new system (which will be Qt-only). Good for developers, you may say, but in fact it is also good for us USERS. Thanks to such an 'intermediate' platform release, this time a situation was avoided that badly affected the Symbian ecosystem several years ago during the Symbian pre-9 to Symbian 9.x transition. In that case, there was no such intermediate step and as Symbian OS 9.1 broke compatibility with previous OS releases, early adopters of Symbian 9.1 phones initially had no 3rd party software (maybe except for Java midlets) to use on their new devices. This time, thanks to Symbian ^3, while developers slowly switch to Qt and start releasing Qt-based software, you can still use all 3rd party applications and games released over the last years for S60 5th Edition phones.But that's not all. Symbian ^3 also brings a number of improvements and optimizations compared to previous OS releases and on the N8 it also adds support for multitouch gestures. Considering the impressive performance mentioned in the hardware part of this preview (e.g. being noticeably faster than e.g. the Sony Ericsson Vivaz despite its faster and more advanced processor) the system software must have also been tweaked for using the hardware more optimally or taking advantage of hardware graphics acceleration.What's really nice for a person who has used Symbian phones in the past and wants to upgrade to the N8 is that the UI is both different and very similar. It is different because a number of annoying things about the S60 UI has been removed providing much better user experience, but at the same time the UI retained the same logic and similar layout, so it does not take getting used to from the scratch.Two changes that I enjoy the most is getting rid of that annoying double-tap-or-single-tap inconsistency troubling and annoying all S60 5th Edition users since the introduction of the touch-enabled S60 version, and moving the location of virtual buttons in the landscape display orientation.An overwhelming majority of operations now requires just one tap. Which means that you'll no longer find yourself in a situation (well known to every Symbian ^1 user) where you tap an icon or a menu/list entry and instead of seeing how it opens/launches it does... nothing as it requires double-tap. Or you double-tap something and it turns out that it only required one tap and your second tap was recognized as a click on something on the screen that opened after the first tap. The well known S60 nightmare. Not anymore.Of course, that single tap vs. double tap on S60 5th Edition wasn't meaningless and it was distinguished that way intentionally. Some items required double-tap to be launched/opened because after one tap they offered some options or settings available via the menu under the left function button. So it had to be substituted for somehow on the new system. And it is, by tapping-and-holding. Tap and hold an item for a menu to pop up under your finger providing options to choose from, like e.g. on UIQ phones or on Maemo. Shortly speaking, just like it is on majority of other systems and like it should have been on the S60 right from the beginning, too.The second warmly welcome change is that virtual buttons in the landscape mode are finally located where they should have always been: at the BOTTOM of the display, and not on its right side where they were taking (for nothing) some 20% of screen area. It always puzzled me how they were shown the proper way (i.e. at the bottom) on the home screen but were wasting so much precious space on the right of the display in all other screens and applications. Again, no more. On Symbian ^3 in the N8, in horizontal mode the buttons are ALWAYS shown as a thin bar (with clock and some status icons in the middle) in ALL screens and applications, leaving FULL SCREEN WIDTH to the user. I just wish the upper status bar (with screen/application name and network signal/battery level icons) was made thinner/shorter, too, providing even more of USABLE display space. If the battery bars need that much, why not display them horizontally? The font used for the title can also be made smaller, it almost hurts my eyes.Another function that got tweaked is the Application switcher (Open applications). On the N8 it shows apps running in the background as large thumbnails showing the current state/view of an application, between which you can scroll by swiping your finger over them (like everywhere else, scrolling is kinetic). Tapping a thumbnail brings the selected application to the foreground so that you can instantly start using it. Each thumbnail also has a large X icon in its upper right corner which can be used to close applications you no longer need. Scrolling the list, switching between applications and closing them is instantenous.Three separate home screens provide really A LOT of space for content, so you surely won't find yourself spending time on hesitating what's more important to place there, taking place that could be used for something else. Feel free to add whatever you like: widgets (a really nice selection comes preconfigured), shortcuts to applications, contacts, quick notifications about events, missed calls or messages, summary for calendar entries, new messages, music player widget, your favourite social network or IM widget, etc. Such three screens also make it convenient to separately group items you need for work, at school, or privately. Unless you switch to that screen, private items not needed at work (or vice versa) won't be visible.Like on other S60 devices, the Power button also provides access to changing Profiles. On the N8, however, it also contains an additional option, Enable Power Saving. Basically, it lets you quickly switch the device to a mode that still lets you operate it, but focuses on as low power consumption as possible. Screen brightness is switched to a lower (but still sensor-controlled) level, the processor operates in a more power-efficient mode (lower performance but also much lower power consumption), unused connections (e.g. Bluetooth) are switched off, all menu transitions and effects (kinetic scrolling, transparencies, etc) are disabled so that they do not put additional load on the CPU and/or GPU. You can instantly switch to normal mode anytime, just by selecting Disable Power saving from the Profiles menu.As mentioned earlier, the N8 and its capacitive multi-touch screen provide support for gestures. Such a support is present wherever needed/useful. Things like swipe-to-scroll are available throughout the entire UI and kinetic scrolling is implemented everywhere: home screens, menus, lists, images in the Gallery, web pages, documents, etc. Whenever some content supports rezooming (e.g. picture, PDF document, web page), you can use pinch-to-zoom to enlarge or decrease it. If you zoom in or out, double tapping the screen quickly reverts the standard size. The following screenshot shows the cover flow screen of the Media player.Back to multimedia capabilities partially described in the hardware part, yes, the N8 does play DivX. Again, less than three days weren't enough to test it with all popular codecs, bitrates, etc. as there were a lot more things to play with to be able to write even just this introductory preview, but that couple of DivX files I managed to try it with worked out the box. As I wrote, playback quality is simply STUNNING, both on the phone screen and - even more - on a HD TV via HDMI. That's what the N8 really excells at.The Camera application provides both fully automatic and highly customizable manual mode where you can freely set the following parameters:Scene mode: automatic, user defined, close-up, portrait, landscape, sport, night, night portraitFace detection: enable/disableGrid: enable/disableSelf-timer: off/2/10/20 secondsColour mode: normal, sepia, black white, vididWhite balance: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescentExposure: from -2 to +2 with 0.5 EV stepISO sensitivity: automatic, low, medium, highContrast: multiple steps controlled with a sliderSharpness: hard, normal, softFlash: automatic, red-eye reduction, on, off.In the video mode the following options can be manually customized:White balance: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescentColour mode: normal, sepia, black white, vididScene mode: Automatic, Low light, Night.Video can be recorded in three resolutions: HD 720p (1280x720), VGA (640x480) and low resolution 3GPP for multimedia messaging. Images can be taken in the following resolutions: 0.3 MPix, 1.3 MPix, 3.0 MPix, 9 MPix and 12 MPix. During video recording, autofocus works continuously.Other preinstalled applications include among others: WebTV (access to IP TV services like Sky News, Viasat, BBC, India Today, Al Jazeera, etc., 35 channels/services preconfigured on the tested device), multilanguage dictionary with downloadable languages (known from other S60 phones), QuickOffice (the new version with Office 2007 support), Zip, Adobe Reader LE 2.5, Multiscanner (text scanner / card reader), Message reader (reads text messages aloud), Ovi Sync, Nokia Chat application (Google Talk, Messenger, Yahoo, Ovi, Jabber), Social, Photo Editor, Here And Now (weather, movies, events in your neighbourhood), YouTube (linking to the mobile version on the tested unit), F-Secure antivirus software, Psiloc's Traveler, Search (all-device search), and more.All applications and detailed functions will be described in detail in the full review as at this moment they are still subject to changes and improvements.OK, I praised a lot of things and actually haven't criticized anything so far. So isn't there anything that deserves criticism? There surely is. It's just that I want to reserve most of the criticism for the full review, based on a final unit. The current sample wasn't a finished product.However, what I can criticize already now is the 2.0 mm charger connector and the device shipping with 2.0 mm charger. Yes, it does also have microUSB port and it does support USB charging, so it's not a huge problem. But I really hoped that after Nokia used microUSB chargers in a number of their phones the proprietary port was gone for good. For unknown reasons, it has returned, not only on the N8 but also on e.g. the C6. Has Nokia manufactured too much chargers for the 2.0 mm connector and tries to get rid of them?As mentioned earlier, I am still not sure what to think about the non-removable battery. I've always criticized Apple for that (and highly valued the possibility of having a spare battery on my previous Nokia phones) so I'll consider it a drawback unless the battery life proves to be really excellent.Thirdly, while Symbian ^3 on the N8 provides uncomparably better experience than Symbian ^1 thanks to numerous improvements and tweaks, I'd warmly welcome some further optimizations. For instance, it would be really useful to be able to close/dismiss a dialog by tapping anywhere outside of it, instead of having to tap the Cancel (or similar) button.I am also desperately waiting for Nokia to improve the web browser, which (except for improvements resulting from the multitouch screen, like e.g. pinch-to-zoom) hasn't actually changed at all.
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What annoys me the most is that there is still no option to manually open a new window.Other preinstalled applications, like e.g. Calendar, Messaging or Contacts, haven't changed, either. They're the same as on S60 5th Edition. Some call them nice and easy to use, others consider them dumb and too simple, so it's up to everyone to judge it.The last thing I would like to mention that such a beautiful screen simply cries for higher resolution. Maybe it's just me, as I really got used to N900's 800x480 display, but WVGA has actually became a standard on all high end smartphone platforms. N8's nHD (640x360) looks a bit dated in this regard.And that's all for now. Full review is coming soon and will include much deeper insight into hardware and Symbian ^3, as well as a nice selection of image and video samples.If you have any questions you'd like me to address in the final review or any comments regarding information contained in this preview, please post them on our Symbian ^3 Discussion Forum.SummaryUndobtedly, the N8 is the most powerful Symbian smartphone ever created, just a little more ram and you can have your own web hosting server on it, maybe not. The smoothness and performance of the UI is simply stunning (at least on a fresh, not stuffed device), the display is marvellous, and the build quality is exceptional. Numerous improvements and optimizations make the Symbian ^3 system much more enjoyable to use, and support for both S60 and Qt makes it a bridge between old and new Symbian providing bi-directional compatibility. I wish the screen was WVGA and I'm not sure if non-removable battery is the way to go, but I don't want to judge it before some longer tests. What still needs to be improved is the built-in web browser and some of the standard applications, which haven't changed since Symbian^1.What I liked:ARM1176 CPU @ 680 MHz + Broadcom VideoCore III GPU provide fantastic performance and smooth user experience256 MB SDRAM (with about 140 MB free) means three times more operating memory than on Nokia's S60 5th Edition phonesgreat capacitive multitouch AMOLED screen, support for gestures like pinch-to-zoomtop notch build quality, metal casing and (probably) real glass display, best built smartphone from Nokia ever12 Megapixel Carl Zeiss camera, HD 720p video recording - fantastic quality, almost noiselessUSB On-The-Go, works well with e.g. pendrives and digicamsAll connectivity and data transmission technologies you might expect: Bluetooth 3.0, WLAN b/g/n, HSDPA 10 Mpbs, USB 2.0 FullspeedHDMI connector, HD quality playback on HD TVUSB chargingvery useful Power Saving Mode providing quick and easy way to switch the device to low power consumption modeSymbian ^3 UI improvements: more consistent control, buttons in landscape mode moved to the bottom providing much more usable screen area, three home screens, improved application switcherWhat I didn't like:battery cannot (or at least isn't supposed to) be replaced by the usermajority of built-in applications (web browser, calendar, contacts, messaging) haven't changed2.0 mm charger by default, even though USB charging is supportednHD seems to be too small resolution for such a great screen. WVGA is now a standard and should be used in the N8, too.Readers' comments for Nokia N8 PreviewName Comment and rating temb c tembofrom Somewhere on Earthon 2014-03-13 14:59 CET the best [Rate: 10/10] aryanfrom Somewhere on Earthon 2012-09-12 12:28 CET nice ...lyk silk gud prosessing n superb photo quality [Rate: 10/10] sumit mauryafrom INDIAon 2012-04-16 17:02 CET awesome friends... [Rate: 10/10] DoubleDfrom Somewhere on Earthon 2011-04-18 16:14 CET I have hard this phone for 2 month and it is fantastic [Rate: 9/10] Michalfrom POLANDon 2011-02-17 06:13 CET @ deepankar: the N8 (as well as C7 and E7) has Samsung K5W4G2GACA-AL54 SoC. The processor core in this SoC is - as written - ARM1176. The GPU in the N8, C7 and E7 is Broadcom's VideoCore III (product code BCM2727). So yes, the information contained in the preview above is correct. [No rate] deepankarfrom INDIAon 2011-02-16 06:09 CET Nokia N8 is powered by the ARM1176 processor running at 680 MHz. are u sure n8 runs on ARM1176 ? [No rate] N8 Userfrom INDIAon 2011-01-31 15:43 CET I love the N8. Best made cellphone ever f secure antivirus for nokia n8. Good job Nokia! [Rate: 10/10]Rate and comment on this article and product!
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*i*m*g*The term Communicator apparently still cling tightly to Nokia. After doing a lot of reformulation of many products, especially in business and multimedia phones, the new format is also becoming steadily offered. One of them is the use of the Symbian operating system ^ 3 is touted more and tighten the Nokia business with loyal developers who are members of Forum Nokia.First pinned on the N8 series, and then is applied also in the successor Communicator, E7. This series was first introduced at the event Nokia World 2010, London, England, Sept.. Readiness-based applications that business has also been seen. Later, the user can feel the new Communicator business applications more impressive.In addition, Nokia also do a lot with my work.
For example, with F-Secure which is known as a supplier of antivirus Symbian phones. In the series E7, F-Secure Anti-theft handed application that ensures the phone is in circumstances is locked (lock) when lost or stolen. The working principle of this application is simple and easy to use. When a missing cell phone, users can transmit a special code that has been set previously from other phones via the network to mobile phones lost E7.This is just one course. Another cooperation with Cisco and Juniper in the form of the use of VPN. This opens up opportunities for users to to remote office data from servers to mobile E7 that was used everywhere.In general, adopt a form factor E7 N8 series, but added the keyboard panel with slide-up construction. Dimensions nearly the same, but with a wider screen (4 inches).
Capacitive technology is still charged, so that the phone weighing 176 grams was given two options data input, touch screen is impressive and manually type in the tender.Problem screen is also a lot of attention. Not just on a larger diagonal size and use type AMOLED, but also the addition of ClearBlack technology. This technology makes the display on the screen still visible when in the light with high intensity.Capabilities that are owned them is the ability of these operating systems 'handling' performance 12-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera and xenon flash. Please prove when playing videos for example. With quality high definition, motion picture remains clear despite the middle of playing in the hot sun.Talk video quality, the real capabilities of the N8 series are widely used in this series.
Includes audio signal processing technologies by Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound that. Even HDMI connectivity. So, this cinema-class multimedia capabilities can be added value to mobile enterprise such as E7.But nonetheless, remains the top priority business functions. For a function like this, a user does not require memory space that is too large, just as in Nokia N8. A total of 16 GB memory is enough mass.
So what if one day this storage capacity was not adequate.Well, since several previous series, Nokia introduced the connectivity and storage system called USB on-the-go. Through this finding allows a phone to connect with a USB flash via cable. In fact, flash disc is much more progressive in offering a large memory space than the memory cards such as microSD. And, flash disc is still a reality for many people saving device rather than memory card.In a trial that took place Wednesday, November 10, E7 can even connect directly with other Nokia phones such as the X5 series for example by utilizing the cavity microUSB version 2.0. And, the data transfer process proved faster than using Bluetooth.In order to support user productivity, this series has been installed QuickOffice more complete.
That is, the options create new files and edit the files Words, Excel, and PowerPoint can be done, than just reading the file.Symbian births ^ 3 seems to believe can restore the positive trend of this platform. Nokia is back!.Related Article:
*i*m*g*The Dell Mini 5 first popped up last month at the CES. Back then the company called it a “5-inch tablet concept” and showed some images just to tease people. Only a few features have been revealed so a lot of questions remained unanswered. Well, the following video will answer some of them. Just watch!As you can see, the 5-inch tablet concept Mini 5 is not only a MID but a smartphone as well. It would be awkward to talk on a thing as huge as that but luckily, it packs a standard 3.5mm audio jack so a headset is always welcome.Read more »
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*i*m*g*With my Nokia 9300 I had the Symantec Security product (firewall and antivirus) but it never flagged a thing. It just seemed to slow the 9300 down.When the two year license expired I didn't renew it--mainly because they never had any updates to the virus signatures.The most annoying thing is that their update process required you to hook up the 9300 via USB cable in an IP pass-through mode to a desktop computer (very poor software driver by Nokia on this one) in order to connect to their server--half the time it would run for a half-hour before it would time out and say that no updates were available, the other half of the time it would never come back at all.I sure wish there was a product like TaskSpy for the N97...where you could look at each and every process, subprocess and thread to determine just what all is running under the hood of the N97.I recently bought N8. I've been a Nokia fan since 1998 and loved the capabilities and to take full control of my nokia phones. I had N95 before I bought this N8. N95 works perfect as N95(s60v3) untill now. My N8 works fine. Impressive 12MP camera and the super crispy clear 720HD Video. Browser is fine, capacitive touch screen is not as dedicated as the iphones, speaker is loud, but the hole is too small that when it gets cover just a little bit like if your phone is in your pocket, you can hardly hear it ring. auto screen rotation is not as smooth as the iphone.
Pintch to zoom is also not as smooth. Pintch zoom on the map doesn't work. the said multi-touch is not as multi as the iphone. you can click 4 fingers at one time on the iphone. N8 will only recognize 1 touch at a time. This means if you wanna type fast, N8 will miss alot of what you're typing, you'll end up retyping a bunch of words. Bottom line, N8 is not as smooth and stable as iPhone. N8 is not REAL multi-touch. N8 touch is not dedicated.I thought N8 would be the phone that iphone users would envy me about, but it ended up the opposite way. I regret I could have bought an iPhone instead!
I have a real-deal 14MP camera lying here on my table... why did I go for the iphone?If you plan to buy a phone that has amazing impressive camera and phone that you can fully take control of, then go for the N8. If you want to have a phone for SMS, Net surfing (will automatically connect to network and burn your phone bill), typing, cool free apps, then go for the iPhone.
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"We suspect that it may be Samsung's S3C6400 based on the ARM1176 core, however some readers have written us stating that it's more likely to be the S3C2460; judging by the model numbers on the chip itself, the ARM processor may be a part of a multi-chip package that includes 1Gbit of system memory, for running the iPhone's OS. The K4X1G153PC-XGC3 is a Samsung part number, indicating a 1Gbit memory device, but it is placed on the same package as the ARM processor itself."
from Anandtech.com article dissecting the iPhone (http://www.anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=3026&p=3)
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